Maria and Irma’s devastating winds left devastation across the Caribbean. Together we are rebuilding lives.
After Hurricane Maria and Irma decimated the Caribbean Islands of St. Maarten, Turks & Caicos, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica and Puerto Rico. Extreme rains, large storm surges and 185 mph winds resulted in significant damage, including extensive flooding and mudslides, damage to road infrastructure and buildings, and electricity and water shortages. Samaritan’s Purse responded by sending a disaster assistance response team (DART) and emergency supplies to each island.
Thanks to your generosity, 985 tons of life-saving supplies were transported and distributed for the response.
On 24th December 2017 our disaster response in the Caribbean officially ended but we are still there, working with local churches to help the hurting. Your support is enabling us to rebuild lives in the Caribbean following Hurricanes Irma and Maria:
Pastor Anibal Serrano shepherds a church near the mountainous region of Ponce, in Puerto Rico. When the devastating winds of Hurricane Maria tore the roof off his church, he was distraught. “I felt hopeless. I hit rock bottom,” he recalled.
Though their roof was gone, the 100 church members didn’t stop meeting for worship and they reached out to their community, even sharing the Gospel in local prisons. When Samaritan’s Purse told Pastor Anibal we would help rebuild their church, his spirit was uplifted. “God used you to encourage my faith just when I needed it,” he said. The roof has been replaced and the church continues to make a difference for Christ.